Contributor Bios

Sanford J. Ungar

Director, Free Speech Project

Sanford J. Ungar, president emeritus of Goucher College, is director of the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University. He has been director of Voice of America and dean of the School of Communication at American University. During his journalism career, he was a staff writer for The Washington Post, Washington editor of The Atlantic, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, and co-host of “All Things Considered” on NPR. He is the author or editor of six nonfiction books, including The Papers & The Papers: An Account of the Legal and Political Battle over the Pentagon Papers. Ungar earned a bachelor’s in government magna cum laude from Harvard College and a master’s degree in international history from the London School of Economics. He teaches undergraduate seminars on Free Speech at both Georgetown University and Harvard College.

Khoury Johnson

Project Manager/Editor

Khoury Johnson is project manager and editor of the Free Speech Project. Before joining FSP, Khoury worked as a writer for the Urban Institute. A graduate of Georgetown’s Asian studies master’s program, he earned his bachelor’s in political science (minor in Chinese) from Temple University.

Maya Gandhi

Maya Gandhi ’20 is the principal research assistant for the Free Speech Project for the summer of 2019. She is a senior in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service studying international history. Originally from Tampa, Florida, she currently serves as the editor-in-chief of The Hoya and has also worked as an editorial intern for Foreign Policy magazine.

Research Contributors

Erin Doherty ’20 will become the principal research assistant for the Free Speech Project in August 2019. She is a senior in the College at Georgetown studying government. A native Washingtonian, Erin served as a reporter for her high school newspaper. She has since been a political data reporting intern at FiveThirtyEight, the editorial intern at Bethesda Magazine, and the senior news editor for The Hoya. 

Gustav Honl-Stuenkel ’20 is a senior at Georgetown University studying government and philosophy, originally from Minneapolis. He works as a writing consultant in Georgetown’s Writing Center and is interested in the ways that traditional political concepts, especially Free Speech, evolve in modern politics.

Denna Nazem ’20 is a senior in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, majoring in science, technology, and international affairs. Originally from the Bay Area of California, she is vice president of external affairs for the Georgetown Lecture Fund.

Rose Dallimore ’22 is a sophomore in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, majoring in international politics, with a minor in theology. She is from New York City and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Outside of FSP, Rose is interested in creative writing and public service, diplomacy, and foreign policy.

Jaime Moore-Carrillo ’22 is a sophomore in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, majoring in international politics and minoring in history. Originally from Boston, Jaime works as a staff writer for The Hoya and serves as an editor for The Caravel.

Catriona Kendall ’20 is a senior in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, studying culture and politics with a particular focus on how we use language. She is originally from New Jersey and has spent the majority of her undergraduate career working for The Hoya, where she served as copy chief and managing editor.

Robert Kyte20 is a senior in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, majoring in culture and politics with an emphasis on climate change, the environment, and media studies, and minoring in Spanish. Robert lives in Ruston, Louisiana, and has worked in public policy and photojournalism as a fellow for Governor John Bel Edwards.

Julianne Licamele ’21 is a junior in Georgetown College, majoring in psychology and justice and peace studies with a concentration in justice in the media. Originally from Easton, Connecticut, Julianne runs Georgetown’s on-campus food pantry and is interested in the intersection of policy, media, and social justice.

Past Contributors

Grace Aldridge Foster served as project manager and editor of the Free Speech Project during its first year. A graduate of Georgetown’s English master’s program, Grace now works as a writing consultant in the DMV area.

Will Haskell 18 was the first principal research assistant for the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University. Will graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2018. He was subsequently elected to the Connecticut Senate and currently serves as the Senate chair of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee.

Jesus Rodriguez ’19 served as principal research assistant during AY 2018-19. From Orlando by way of Venezuela, he graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 2019 with a major in international politics. He interned for the Council on Foreign Relations, and his work has appeared in The Hill and Politico. He is now a student at Georgetown Law.

Emma Vahey ’20, originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, is a current government major at Georgetown. She served as an associate board member of the Lecture Fund.

Graham Piro 18 currently works as a media analyst for The Washington Free Beacon, and his reporting has been published in National Review, The College Fix, and The Detroit News.

Adelina Lancianese 17 is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and was a 2017-18 Kroc fellow at NPR, where she now works as a production assistant.

Chris Castano 16 is a journalist in Washington, D.C., and a former Georgetown Hoya. As a student, Chris was an editor at the Georgetown Voice, a member of the Capitol Gs a cappella group, and a research assistant under Sanford Ungar.

Jack Lynch 18 was a member of the Georgetown College Class of 2018 and a government major. He was formerly a writer for The Hoya and a member of its editorial board and now works in Washington, DC, at a political messaging firm.

Bridget McElroy 18, originally from New Jersey, studied classics and journalism while at Georgetown and is now working in the travel industry.